Survived by her children and grandchildren

Clora “Joan” Lawson, 75 of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday July 16, 2013 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

On September 7, 1937 she was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Stanley James and Effie Faye (Thompson) Keller. On September 16, 1954 in Ponca City, Oklahoma she was united in marriage to John Lawson, Sr. who preceded her in death on February 27, 2003.


Sons & Daughters in law, John & Kathy Lawson of Brumley, MO

Leroy & Sherri Lawson of Liberty, MO

Five Grandchildren & Six Great Grandchildren

Brother, Gene Keller of Blanchard, OK

Her husband, one son, Stanley Lawson, and two brothers, Howard & Gary Keller preceded her in death.

Joan was employed at the Skeeball Amusement Center on the Bagnell Dam Strip for thirty years and also at Fasco Industries in Eldon, MO for seven years before her retirement.

Visitation will be on Saturday July 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO with a Graveside Service to follow at 11:00 AM at Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett, MO with Rev. Warren Mitchell officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.